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Tag Archive | ICCPR

Are decision makers adequately resourced?

In earlier articles I looked at the fee structure, international obligations and the growing pipeline of Partner Visa applications. Today I ask questions about the decision makers themselves. As the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) do not respond to questions from other than working journalists, my questions have not been answered. Consequently I […]

What price justice for love

There is a group of Australians struggling for justice that are ignored by the rest of the population. As a member of that group myself, I pay attention to developments in the field. Sadly, apart from myself, this group suffers in silence. These people suffer in silence out of fear. If you, a fellow Australian, […]

Have I misjudged Tim Wilson?

The following is a snippet of Tim Wilson’s persuasive essay framed to convince us all he is a suitable candidate. Do read the article in full (it is quite short) if you haven’t yet done so. The Australian Human Rights Commission is statutorily charged with promoting the principles within the International Covenant on Civil and […]

Tim Wilson as Human Rights Commissioner

I must say this appointment of Tim Wilson is an interesting development indeed. Let’s take a step back to January 23, 2013. “The Australian Human Rights Commission does not protect human rights and should be abolished,” Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs will […]

Is the law an ass?

Charles Dickens must have felt there was some truth to the thought, as the character of Mr Bumble expresses this sentiment in Oliver Twist. I have been trying to find a way to seek restitution from the Government for the financial, emotional and physical costs incurred during our journey.  It seems that should I be […]